How To Re Grip A Golf Club
If you have used your golf clubs regularly for one year and want to keep them in good working condition while saving a few dollars, you may want to know how to re-grip a golf club. This is a relatively easy task that can save you a considerable amount of money throughout the life of your clubs. It will also keep you from having to wait on the pro shop to finish your clubs.
To re-grip a golf club, you will need:
- utility knife
- double sided grip tape
- new grips
- Remove the old grip. Wrap the shaft of your club with an old towel to protect it from the vise. Place the shaft in the vise, securing it firmly in place. Be careful not to tighten it too much, as this may result in a damaged golf shaft. Use a screwdriver to pop the grip cap loose. Keep the cap if the new grips do not come with this item. Use your utility knife to make a full length cut to the golf grip. If you have graphite clubs, be careful not to cut too deep.
- Remove the old grip tape. Using the utility knife, whittle away a section of the old golf grip tape, extending the full length of the tape. Peel away the old tape. This may require some scraping. Be careful not to damage the golf shaft. After you have removed the old tape, use an astringent to break down the remaining glue. Wipe the shaft clean and dry.
- Replace the golf grips. After the shaft is clean and free of any of the old grip, it is time to apply the grip tape. Hold your new grip against the shaft and make a mark so that you will know where to stop wrapping the grip tape. Wrap the shaft with grip tape down to the mark. Apply a coat of epoxy to the grip tape. Slide on the new golf grip. Adjust the new grip, making sure there is no twisting. Re-install the golf grip cap. Store the golf club in an upright position for at least twenty four hours for proper drying.